IT/Computing studies

Adobe Acrobat can assist communication between teachers, students and the school. Maintaining the visual integrity and security of Digital Documents can be a challenge as submitting native files allows for reformatting and plagiarism of information. The problem is compounded by platform changes and networks being slowed due to the size of files being transferred. Adobe PDF offers a secure, concise format for online file submitting. This presentation will focus on how to make and secure a perfect PDF from any application.
This forum is aimed at bringing together teachers and others with an interest in the IT/Computing subject area. It will allow an interchange of ideas on the directions being taken in each State or Territory, with a particular focus on how to manage the issues arising. These issues could include the role parameters of IT teachers, strategies for promoting core aspects of the IT discipline within an integrated curriculum, centralised vs decentralised IT curriculum, and the management of IT-based studies in the arts, sciences and general studies.
What does it mean to “develop professional standards”? This paper argues that the task is one of setting in motion the processes and resources that will bring about an informed and growing teaching community. This is not a task in making lists of the “competencies” that teachers are to be measured against. Considerable work by government and professional associations worldwide have produced useful documents, projects and auditing methods that may not adequately address the implied processes of change.
Queensland's Information and Communications Technology Subject Area Syllabus is due for release mid 2004. It is very much the framework we have waited for in shaping our computer studies offerings in junior secondary schools, or planning for integration in Key Learning Areas. The potential is for challenge-based learning, with students engaging with higher order thinking, investigation and team approaches to project tasks, with enough flexibility to cater for a range of abilities in an outcomes approach.
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners